lunatic


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lunatic \Lu"na*tic\, a. [F. lunatique, L. lunaticus, fr. luna
   the moon. See Lunar.]
   1. Affected by lunacy; insane; mad; crazy; demented.
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            Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lunatic.
                                                  --Wyclif
                                                  (Matt. xvii.
                                                  15).
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   2. Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, an insane person;
      evincing lunacy; as, lunatic gibberish; a lunatic asylum.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lunatic \Lu"na*tic\, n.
   A person affected by lunacy; an insane person, esp. one who
   has lucid intervals; a madman; a person of unsound mind.
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         The lunatic, the lover, and the poet,
         Are of imagination all compact.          --Shak.
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